President Martti Ahtisaari was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2008 for his important efforts, over more than three decades, to resolve international conflicts.
Kari Lautjärvi is one of the leading lawyers in Finland in the areas of corporate and finance law with a wide interest in international law and politics as well as corporate social responsibility.
Juha Rantanen is the former CEO and President of Outokumpu Group, a global leader in stainless steel. He holds an M. Sc. from the Helsinki School of Economics and an M.B.A from International Management Institute, Geneva. His previous career includes posts in Neste, Borealis and Ahlstrom Corporation.
Kirsti Lintonen was the Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations between 2005-2009 (now retired). Before that she was the Ambassador of Finland to South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia and Swaziland, Pretoria.
Gunvor Kronman is an influential figure within the Finnish field of development co-operation. She also holds several leading positions among the Finnish-Swedish community in Finland.
Aleksi Neuvonen is a futurist and a social entrepreneur. He currently works at Demos Helsinki, the first independent think tank in Finland.
Elina Pirjatanniemi is an active academic and appreciated teacher with a wide interest in law and society. Her expertise covers a broad area including fundamental and human rights, criminal justice and environmental issues. She also has solid experience in fundraising and networking.
Johnny Åkerholm has gained long-term experience within the international finance and banking sectors. He has held significant positions of trust within the financial sector of the European Union and Nordic countries.
Kristina Pentti-von Walzel is an active figure in the fields of fundraising, communal work and corporate governance.